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Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 preview: Windows 8 tablet/notebook

Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 buying advice

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 combines laptop and tablet functionality, which makes it quite comparable to the ASUS Transformer line of devices. While those use ARM technology, this truly is a Windows computer based on a much more powerful Intel Core i5 processor, suitable for Windows 8. The screen complies with Microsoft's Windows 8 requirement of being touch sensitive with 10 simultaneous detection points and can also be used in conjunction with a pen. A stylus is included, as part of the dock.

October 26th is the date that marks the official release of Windows 8. Around that time we expect a fairly large amount of new laptops, all-in-one PCs and tablets to appear - but also devices that combine aspects of these three categories. An early example of this is Fujitsu's Stylistic Q702, a combination of tablet and notebook. Hardware.Info was allowed to spend some time with this interesting device, and what follows is an early preview.

The Stylistic Q702 is based on the same concept as the ASUS Transformer, but is somewhat larger and heavier. Instead of ARM architecture, this tablet uses technology similar to the kind employed in Ultrabooks. Hardware.Info’s preview sample was fitted with a Core i5 3427U processor, but Fujitsu has said there will also be versions with an Intel Core i3 CPU. Just like with ASUS' product, the keyboard dock includes an extra battery. Without it, Fujitsu claims an operating time of well over 4 hours, but with it you should be able to manage about 9.5 hours of active use.

It is not just longer operating life, a physical keyboard and touchpad that the dock offers, it also delivers quite a bit of extra connectivity options. At the left it has a power connector, VGA and USB 2.0, and at the right a gigabit ethernet port and another USB 2.0 port. At the front the stylus is stored. As the dock itself weighs about 800 grams, the combination of dock and tablet comes to about 1.65 kilos.

The tablet has two cameras, one at the back and one at the front in the bezel above the screen. The front facing camera has 'HD resolution', the rear facing one offers 5 megapixels. At the bottom of the screen you will find a special Windows button to load the new interface, which until recently was known as Metro. The 11.6-inch screen complies with Microsoft's Windows 8 requirement of being touch sensitive with 10 simultaneous detection points and can also be used in conjunction with a pen.

To read the rest of the preview, head over to Hardware.Info.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q702

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